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Kenya Coastal Community Development & Conservation

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Kenya Coastal Community Development & Conservation

Work alongside the local community, nurturing and developing rare Kenyan ecosystems along a remote area of the east coast. Intense beauty and dynamic communities make this a must-see destination.

Prices from US$1,395

Kenya – a land of intense beauty, epic landscapes, fascinating tribes and exuberant communities. Charismatic wildlife roam rift valley plains, white sand beaches fringe the turquoise Indian Ocean and ancient tribal communities practice traditional customs little changed since the dawn of time. All these combine to provide a destination of unparalleled appeal and fascination.

Travel to the east coast of this spectacular land and immerse yourself in a community and culture unencumbered by the burdens of modern day western society. The people are extremely welcoming and the landscape, beaches and surrounding islands are stunningly beautiful. You will enjoy peaceful evenings spent chatting to locals or reading and reflecting on the charm of your tranquil surroundings.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover this land of intense beauty
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Immerse yourself in true Kenyan culture

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years

FAST FACTS

Location Kenya
Activities This could be anything from:
Planting trees
Mangrove reforestation
Teaching English
Transport Airport pickup
Ground transfer
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country

Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
ground transfer to project

local project orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You will be getting involved in a wide variety of activities, which project staff will guide you through. You could be planting trees in the mangrove or assisting with sustainable management. The successful reforestation programme has already raised over 8,000 seedlings and trees in the area and you will be involved in continuing this valuable work. You may also get involved with games and activities at the local youth group or teach primary school children at the local school.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be collected from the airport in Nairobi by a friendly project representative and taken to a hostel in Nairobi for a two day orientation, giving you some time to acclimatise. You will then take a day bus journey south east to Malindi on the Kenyan coast from where you will take the boat to your project location on a small offshore island. If you prefer, you can fly directly to Mombasa and we will arrange an airport pickup for you accordingly.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will have your own room in a thatched roof house with a friendly Kenyan host. This is a remote location, so that there will be no electricity and your shower will be a simple bucket of water. Your project location is 20 km south of Malindi, near the world famous Watamu beach. You will only be a short walk from your project location, but sometimes a local boat will be available to take you.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You host will provide you with three delicious, authentic, home cooked Kenyan meals a day, providing you with a balanced diet including fruit and safe drinking water.

Kenyan cuisine includes such delicacies as "oysters Mombasa", fish or chicken in coconut, groundnut soup or beef and potato stewand for pudding, bananas cooked in banana leaves.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

There is a huge amount to do in this beautiful and remote coastal location. You can learn more about farming and bee keeping activities in the area and about other alternative income generating projects in the community. The local community is very friendly and you will enjoy interacting with the local people, embracing their culture, history and customs. You may like to visit some of the local shrines or even take a trip to Mombasa to see the historic Fort Jesus. There are beautiful white sandy beaches and plenty of opportunities for snorkelling nature trails and bird watching.

COSTS

2 weeks US$1,395

Extra week US$545

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly, please arrive on a Monday.

DURATION

Your time on the project can be from 2 weeks to 3 months

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfer to project
  • Local project orientation and training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Apt (NBO)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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